Ex-Manchester United and Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov scored the second goal in Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 tie against AS Monaco to make it 0-2.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker gave a masterclass in how not to defend by charging towards the ball when his side were holding a high defensive line. You have to be sure you’re going to win the ball to make such a high-risk move, and as it didn’t come off, the German’s defending appeared simply suicidal.
With Arsenal’s defence scrambling, the ball was given to Dimitar Berbatov, and the Bulgarian did the rest. There was no doubt that the striker would finish once given such a golden opportunity.
The goal will hurt even more for Arsenal fans due to the fact Berbatov played for two of their most bitter rivals, in the form of Tottenham and Manchester United.
Here are some of the best reactions to Berba putting Arsenal to the sword:
Godfather of cool…Dimitar Berbatov. pic.twitter.com/r6rFjUolx5
— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) February 25, 2015
Berbatov still one of the best ball controllers of all time.
— J-Sunu. (@Dapizzy) February 25, 2015
The coolest and the best player on the pitch…Mr.Berbatov. pic.twitter.com/cDpM2LXG0o
— ✞Harry.Inman-Olguin✞ (@DareToHarry98) February 25, 2015
You can't take Berbatov's first touches away from him.
— IG- Fowosere_C (@Fowosere_CFC) February 25, 2015